NYS PTA offers many opportunities for members to participate in leadership
training, grassroots advocacy, networking and governance of the association.
Many of these opportunities are also available within each of our sixteen
NYS PTA maintains a public
events and deadlines
for use by our members. You can even add the event
to your electronic calendar.
NYS PTA Events
March is PTA Advocacy Month and there are many ways PTA members can become
involved in advocacy. On a date around the beginning of March, NYS PTA
offers its annual
, providing current information on hot
topics and long-standing issues. Presentations and panel discussions are
given by New York State Department of Education officials, as well as other
education and health partners, and members of the NYS PTA Board of
Directors. Open to all interested PTA members, this Conference offers
specific advocacy training and ways of accessing resources that can benefit
the local PTA and school community.
(known as SLC) is an annual event designed to provide
training and programs to all local PTA members, helping them to establish
grass-roots advocacy in their schools and preparing them to be key leaders
in their education community. Held on a college campus, Summer Leadership is
casual and fun. Attendees enjoy college dorms, campus food and college
Our Annual State
is held in November each year. Delegates from across the
state meet to elect state PTA officers, amend the state bylaws when
necessary and conduct other business as authorized by the bylaws. It is here
that PTA policy is determined as delegates have a voice in the decision
making process. Workshops are also offered on current issues, advocacy and
leadership training. Speakers are also featured and state awards are
presented. NYS PTA's legislative policies are reviewed and updated annually
through the resolution process.
Region PTA Events
Each of the sixteen administrative arms of the NYS PTA, known as Region
PTAs, offer various events throughout the year.
is the Annual Meeting (or Convention) for the units and councils within the
PTA Region. Each of the Regions also has their own Reflections Deadline;
they will be posted when available.